Primary Production, Mineral Nutrients and Litter Decomposition in the Grassland Ecosystem
Measurements of seasonal changes in the standing crop of live vegetation are adjusted for transfers to herbivores, standing dead litter, and for litter decomposition, to estimate primary production of the grassland. The dynamics of nutrient concentrations are related to phenology of the grasses, and spatial variation in productivity to species composition, soil chemistry and intensity of sheep grazing.
KeywordsLitter Decomposition Mineral Nutrient Perennial Ryegrass Sheep Grazing Living Material
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